Tactical assault teams, with the help of aerial support of a helicopter, conducted a series of search warrant and arrest warrant sweeps throughout Selma Wednesday night and Thursday.
Dozens of local, state and federal officers made up the force that conducted operations in at least five areas in Selma Thursday morning and one Wednesday evening. And, according to Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley, the force may not be done with their work.
“We are responding to a number of areas in Selma where we have had repeated problems, repeated calls from residents,” Riley said. “In some cases we are serving arrest warrants, while in other locations we are conducting searches.”
In one instance early Thursday, a team used the same door to enter a Broad Street apartment complex that was used just moments earlier by school children heading off to school. Minutes later, officers came out of the building with three suspects in handcuffs, each reportedly facing drug-related criminal charges.
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